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Cabarete's Beachside Vecinos Condos at World Famous Windsport Destination

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdrm/2 bthrm condos in friendly community 100m from miles of golden beaches

Ideally located, our diverse Vecinos community offers serene tranquility, 100 meters from our gorgeous beach stretching for miles in both directions, just inviting your footprints. . At the edge of Cabarete, a world-famous windsports destination, we're only minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown and all it offers!

You'll find lots of activities for everyone - our inviting community beckons!


Property Manager
Lynda Lehmann
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, we use computer translation for emails
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Lynda Lehmann

We are Les + Lynda - a Canadian expat baby-boomer couple - sharing our beachside condo resort home + experiences of meeting tourists from around the world on vacation or a romantic destination wedding.

See how we followed our dream of Caribbean living, and how you can too.

We're happy to share our insider info with our guests and recommend favorite activities, restaurants or tours.

Lynda Lehmann purchased this condo in 2004

Why Lynda Lehmann chose Dominican Republic North Coast

We bought this property because of its' exceptional location! At the east edge of world-renown-Cabarete, this tranquil acreage is minutes from the hustle of downtown and only 100 meters from the deserted golden sand beach stretching for seemingly endless miles. Your eye is drawn to the mature landscaping gracing the gardens, the mountain view inland past the lagoon, and the ocean out front.

What makes this condo unique

Our unique location lets you enjoy peaceful tranquility, minutes from the busy downtown commerce and nightlife. The international airport at Puerto Plata (POP) is only 40 minutes west, and the DR's 'Pebble Beach' style golf course at Playa Grande is an hour east. A dozen beautiful beaches are within an hour's drive, as well as Ocean World Water Park, Marina and Casino where you can swim with the dolphins. Samana's whale watching is a few hours east along the coast. Numerous ancient caves dot our area where you can explore and swim in crystal clear underground pools, under stalactites overhead which ring like chimes when 'pinged'.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Perfect getaway

GeneW Bronx, NY, USA

Review Submitted: January 6, 2010 Date of Stay: December 2009



The property is very well maintained, and ideal for independent travelers. I came to Villa Vecinos with my wife and children, and the owners went an extra mile to accommodate our needs. Lynda and Les provided us with all necessary info about the environment, and gave a lot of insider's tips on traveling around.



The place is serene and very relaxing, rooms are clean and spacious beyond expectations. We enjoyed many walks on the beach and around Cabarete (it takes only 20 minutes to get there on foot, or 5 min in a cab). The beach is virtually across the road, with very decent bar and restaurant nearby.



Since there are only 4 units in the villa, you hardly feel presence of other guests and can quietly relax at the big pool, which is very clean and refreshing.



The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional; groceries may be easily purchased in Cabarete and fruits (amazingly tasty!) from street vendors.



We would be happy to come there again, and recommend Vecinos to all our friends.

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Cabarete Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms have large cabinets over the sink with mirrored door and bathtub as well as shower for your convenience
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king-sized bed or 2 single beds can be set up if preferred
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , king-sized bed or 2 single beds can be set up if preferred
  • Large 30m2 mezzanine level has 2nd bedroom and 2nd bathroom with vaulted ceiling and dormer window for bright airy space cooled by ocean breezes and filled with birdsongs wafting in the windows overlooking the swaying palm treetops
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maid service available with advance notice for $15 USD per day

Reviews

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Cabarete's Beachside Vecinos Condos at World Famous Windsport Destination
average rating of 4.296296 based on 38 reviews
Bronx, NY, USA
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained, and ideal for independent travelers. I came to Villa Vecinos with my wife and children, and the owners went an extra mile to accommodate our needs. Lynda and Les provided us with all necessary info about the environment, and gave a lot of insider's tips on traveling around. The place is serene and very relaxing, rooms are clean and spacious beyond expectations. We enjoyed many walks on the beach and around Cabarete (it takes only 20 minutes to get there on foot, or 5 min in a cab). The beach is virtually across the road, with very decent bar and restaurant nearby. Since there are only 4 units in the villa, you hardly feel presence of other guests and can quietly relax at the big pool, which is very clean and refreshing. The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional; groceries may be easily purchased in Cabarete and fruits (amazingly tasty!) from street vendors. We would be happy to come there again, and recommend Vecinos to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eugene + Sonia + teenagers were great guests who are welcome to come back to stay with us anytime! They're well traveled, so very flexible when dealing with any challenges that can come up unexpectedly. It was great to see them enjoy our place, making themselves right at home, making good use of the pool and spoiling our pets with their affection! They took full advantage of our proximity to the beach and often set off in the morning on family walks, returning before dark, tanned, sandy and happy - great to see them take advantage of our Cabarete area and all it has to offer, so close by. They're great at maximizing their vacation time - by spending minimum time cleaning our easily maintained condo - and maximum time enjoying relaxing by the pool, reading for hours, and exploring our vicinity at length. It was wonderful to see them bonding with our pets and treating them like their own. Our 2 dogs and 3 cats accepted them and made them feel right at home.......then checked out their door after they left, as if to say, "When are they coming back?" When our land power went off and the back-up inverter ran out of battery power, we had to start up our generator. They were fine with the sound of it running, and glad to have electricity again. We so appreciate guests with that understanding attitude and they make our job so much easier. They made the best of whatever weather came along - rain or shine - they carried on with their family outings and activities and had a great time regardless of a bit of rain. With something to do for everyone, it was nice to see Dad take the kids out to give Mom some "me-time" relaxing by the pool or whiling away the hours with a book. All in all, they were a real joy to have as guests, and we'd love to see them come back to stay with us anytime !
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Québec Canada
2

Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Where to start is difficult as so much of our 3 months stay was frustrating.

We were in the upper 2 bed 2 bath condo with another couple of friends. They had arrived 2 days prior to my wife and I arrived they were not happy with the condition of the condo. We soon found out why, the condo from the rundown furniture, beds, bedding, towels, cutlery etc were all in need of either replacement or a good cleaning. We spent a couple of days cleaning the apartment and all the bedding and towels which we washed on a regular basis an kept for our own use.

Les the owner lives on the property and tries his best to solve any issues, however there are so many as the property has been let go.

Any maintenance required is carried out when the guests arrive and pay there dues instead of being carried out prior to there arrival.

The beach access is across the busy main road and either through an overgrown pathway or by going through the condo complex caberete east.

Once you get to the beach there is no shade or loungers and the sea in the area was always too rough to swim.

Why did we not just leave well our friends had already payed and after we cleaned we also payed as we we had payed the owner directly instead of going through an agency there was no way we were getting any money back.

We were assured that there was security in the complex WRONG there Are 4 dogs And 4 cats. (Check U tube les Lehmann)

When you book the impression you get that les is there with his wife Lynda she is living in Canada and has not been there since 2014.

All in all our 3 months stay in this condo was a great disappointment and we found out that if you check around there is accommodation in the area 2 bed 2 bath in much better locations in much better condition for cheaper or similar cost to Vecinos.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback to help us improve our guests' overall vacation experience, and will take your views into consideration. Wishing you all the best with your future vacations, here on our beautiful island, or where ever your travels take you ~ cheers!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
5

really love it there will go again

  • 5 of 5

me and my family love it there was a great place the host was nice and was there when we needed him will recomend it to anyone to go there if they will let us will lobe to go again

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth and her family had so much FUN, it was a joy to see how much they enjoyed the pool and playing with the inflatable raft for hours - laughing and having a ball! We welcome them back again anytime and appreciate them telling all their friends about us too! It's great to have such respectful guests who enjoy their stay so much! Looking forward to having them back next time they're in our area - cheers!
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4

A Decent place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Worked well for us as we enjoyed the 40 minute walk into Caberette. Either road or beach. Taxi or motor at night is a better choice for most. Great restaurants and great one right across the road. Property is accross the road from the beach. Price is fair for what you get, nor a deal but fair. Of you are looking for 3.5 plus star keep looking. If you are looking for a comfortable safe place at a fair price you may have found what you are looking for. Refreshing pool and showers are also refreshing some mornings but all in all no complaints. Suggest you always have TP in your travel pack.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Vecinos and the restaurants in Cabarete....not quite sure what was meant by saying to keep looking for a 3.5 and then giving us an overall rating of 4 ..? If TP stands for toilet paper, I guess that's always good advice when traveling in the DR as not all restaurants and bars are always up to Canadian standards. Yes the pool is refreshing at this time of year and I always tell people the ocean is always much more comfortable to swim in temperature wise. We are quite fortunate to have a high end condo complex across the street with a comfortable restaurant, Martinis, right on the ocean...georgeos sunrises and full moon rises as well. We felt fortunate to get you a condo reserved for you after the several date changes and hope you enjoyed the upgrade to the two bedroom . And yes, we do agree, it's a very decent place to stay in Cabarete. Hope you come visit us again.
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Ottawa, Ontario
4

My awesome vacation at Vecino's

  • 4 of 5

I loved staying at Vecino's! I was there for 3 weeks over New Year's and into January, and it started to feel like home. I was made to feel welcome the minute I arrived, and Les addressed any small issues as soon as I identified them. Vecino's is not in the centre of Cabarete, but the walk (super healthy walk along the beach) and/or Motoconcho ride (50 pesos!) added to the adventurous feel of my trip. Saturday markets at Vecino's were so much fun, with artisans and vendors from the area as well as Les' amazing breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon rolls. And the dogs and cats were just so friendly. The pool is immaculate, the grounds are beautiful, and the atmosphere is welcoming. We got our fill of coconuts, avocados, bread fruit falling from the trees, amazing! Thank you Les, it was a memorable vacation for me and for my family and friends, one that I will never forget. I miss the sound of your guitar and singing in the evenings, and your friendly "good morning" every day! And the memory of you walking me to the top level of Voy Voy's on New Year's Eve so that I could get a better view - fantastic! It was a great New Year's Eve. In fact, I loved it so much, I might just come back next year! It certainly beat the boredom and protectionism of staying at an all-inclusive resort - Vecinos made me feel like part of the community! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynne fit right in at Vecinos.....either catching a motoconcho into town, meeting other expats at the Saturday Market, or just hanging out by the pool. Was great meeting her son, and later her daughter and boyfriend, then other friends that stayed at the next door condo, and finally another travelling companion for the last week. New Years Eve was certainly a memorable evening as I was singing at the Kahuna Bar and Lynne and her family came to listen and then before midnight we ran next door ,in the rain, to the VoyVOy Bar which was packed full of young party goers from all over the world. Truly a party atmosphere and after awhile no one seemed to notice if it was raining or not. I think my greatest pleasure is meeting so many people from different countries and never having to travel because they all come to stay at Vecinos , either for a few days, a week or a month, or more. By the time Lynne left it really felt like saying goodbye to a friend and I hope she and her family do come back for another stay.... I'll be sure and save a Jumbo BLT just for you. A Friend, Lester
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5

Amazing Service Provided

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent the whole condo for a group of Approx. 20 for a very fun weekend in Cabarete. Lynda was a love throughout the whole process, ensuring that each and every one of us had the proper sleeping accomodation and making sure everything went out smoothly. Always prompt to reply, always kind, and we had a BLAST!

Would definitively book again, the best way to enjoy Cabarete !

Haronny S.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy to see Haronny's group of 25 young people rent our entire resort and enjoy the privacy of having the whole property to themselves for their very own private party place! It's an ideal set-up for a group like theirs, and they really enjoyed their time with us :) They were able to use the pool anytime they wanted to - and have it always open when they wanted to swim. We have an inflatable boat that they spent hours on - floating around the pool, laughing and trying to see how many would fit onboard - so much FUN!!! They really enjoyed the condos too, playing their music, singing, cooking and partying all day - great FUN! Since my husband & I live on site, we're available to help with any requests our guests may have. This group asked for some large cooking pots - which we provided - so they could cook large quantities for their group. The fully stocked kitchens in the condos, complete with full sized fridges and stoves came in very handy when they were cooking and preparing food for everyone :) Our location is perfect to relax (or party) in all day, where it's peaceful and quiet, with easy access to all the happening downtown night life. At night they'd go into town where they danced the night away at the hopping discos. They returned in the early mornings and were able to sleep as long as they wanted in the tranquil condos nestled in our tropical gardens. This group really enjoyed a wonderful group BBQ - using our large charcoal burning bbq we offer to our guests - to bbq delicious chicken and pork chops for everyone - yum!!! Our tropical acreage with the 4 beautiful condos, large pool with a dozen sun loungers and large charcoal-burning BBQ are a perfect place for a group party or celebration. We can accommodate 25 people (who don't mind sharing bathrooms) as this group experienced in relative comfort. We were so happy to watch them having so much fun, and welcome them back again anytime! (and bring their friends too :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Martini's
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Playa Grande
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Hwy #5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Martini's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Vecinos Beach

We're on the main road, Calle Principal, at the east edge of Cabarete, 300 meters past Texaco, and on the same side of the street. Cabarete East, a luxury condo resort, is directly across the street from us.

Cabarete hosts World Cup competitions for kite-boarding, laser sailing, and annual sand-castle building contests.

Cabarete Caves show a glimpse of eons past.

Playa Grande, the DR's "Pebble Beach" is a must-see for golfers, and an hour east of us. Whale-watching tours bring tourists from around the globe in Jan/Feb.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Key pick up with owner. Discount depending on length of stay. Rate depending on the number of persons * additional people may be added for $15 USD/nt per person

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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